The Board of Election Commissioners elected officers at its annual organizational meeting.
The American Cancer Society will be at Draper Laboratory on Tuesday and City Hall on Wednesday to sign up residents between the ages of 30 and 65 for a historic cancer research effort called the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study.
Only one presumptive City Council candidate has consistently raised awareness about the two major flaws in the massive Kendall Square upzoning deal for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That candidate is Mike Connolly.
A full third of their elected term remains for city councillors and state Reps. Marjorie Decker and Tim Toomey, with plenty of important matters ahead. I urge councillors them to do what’s right.
Standing by while our infrastructure crumbles and our transportation system slowly declines is not an option. My “no” vote was simply a request that the House and Senate work with the governor to make its plan better.
Over the past few days, we have been working hard to ensure that students return to safe, supportive schools. This is not quite as simple as saying it is business as usual.
Seven councillors voted to approve the petition. One councilor abstained from voting. I voted against it because I feel that together Cambridge and MIT can do more. Three areas in which this petition needed improvement are housing, net-zero energy standards and noise levels.
The East Cambridge Planning Team, city staff and elected officials in Cambridge and prospective bidders have been repeatedly assured by officials that the hulking, ugly mass of the courthouse “grandfathers in” a variety of future uses. Even a cursory consultation would have shown that is not the case.
Requiring new Massachusetts Institute of Technology buildings in Kendall Square to simply achieve LEED Gold is not aspirational and does not guarantee deep reductions in energy consumption, efficient use of spaces or material use.
Residents have been organizing to keep Global Petroleum from proceeding with its egregious plan to bring ethanol by rail through cities such as Cambridge, Chelsea and Somerville.